LSU Football: Tigers should pursue 4-star linebacker from Nebraska

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2022 four-star linebacker Devon Jackson recently revealed his top five schools, and LSU football wasn’t among the programs he included (which were Arizona State, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M).

There’s a good reason for that.

The Tigers haven’t been pursuing Jackson.

But I think the Tigers would be wise to take a look at the talented linebacker.

LSU football should start pursuing Devon Jackson

Jackson, 6-foot-2/200 lbs from Omaha, NE (Burke), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 11 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 137 overall recruit in the 2022 class.

He’s obviously a talented player.

While Jackson is listed as an outside linebacker, he actually makes more sense as an inside linebacker. And trust me, you can never have too many inside linebackers (it’s a position where injuries are common and depth can take a hit).

If LSU decided to take a look at Jackson, I think they’d actually have a really good chance of landing him.

Jackson is from Nebraska and he has strong family connections to Illinois (his parents went there and his grandfather coached there). But neither of those programs were included in his top five.

That’s because Jackson doesn’t like cold weather.

“I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not a big fan of the cold,” said Jackson in an interview with Rivals this week.

“I think it would be good for me to expand my options and explore different stuff. I grew up here and it would be cool just to see the world and different stuff.”

(That would seemingly eliminate Notre Dame if he’s serious about not wanting to play in a cold climate.)

In addition to having a climate that Jackson would like, I also think he’d love the Tigers’ staff.

Jackson has noted that he’s interested in programs that have a high-energy staff. That’s certainly something LSU has under Ed Orgeron.

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The Tigers don’t typically recruit many players from Nebraska, but this is a kid that I think could really help LSU in the future.